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From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 [gcide]:

Hot \Hot\, imp. & p. p. of {Hote}. [Obs.] --Spenser.

From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 [gcide]:

Hot \Hot\, adjective [Compar. {Hotter}; superl. {Hottest}.] [OE. hot, hat, AS. h[=a]t; akin to OS. h[=e]t, D. heet, OHG. heiz, G. heiss, Icel. heitr, Sw. het, Dan. heed, hed; cf. Goth. heit[=o] fever, hais torch. Cf. {Heat}.]

1. Having much sensible heat; exciting the feeling of warmth in a great degree; very warm; -- opposed to cold, and exceeding warm in degree; as, a hot stove; hot water or air. "A hotvenison pasty." --Shak.

2. Characterized by heat, ardor, or animation; easily excited; firely; vehement; passionate; violent; eager.

Achilles is impatient, hot, and revengeful. --Dryden.

There was mouthing in hot haste. --Byron.

3. Lustful; lewd; lecherous. --Shak.

4. Acrid; biting; pungent; as, hot as mustard.

{Hot bed} (Iron Manuf.), an iron platform in a rolling mill, on which hot bars, rails, etc., are laid to cool.

{Hot wall} (Gardening), a wall provided with flues for the conducting of heat, to hasten the growth of fruit trees or the ripening of fruit.

{Hot well} (Condensing Engines), a receptacle for the hot water drawn from the condenser by the air pump. This water is returned to the boiler, being drawn from the hot well by the feed pump.

{In hot water} (Fig.), in trouble; in difficulties. [Colloq.]

Syn: Burning; fiery; fervid; glowing; eager; animated; brisk; vehement; precipitate; violent; furious; ardent; fervent; impetuous; irascible; passionate; hasty; excitable.

From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 [gcide]:

Hote \Hote\, verb (used with an object) & i. [pres. & imp. {Hatte}, {Hot}, etc.; p. p. {Hote}, {Hoten}, {Hot}, etc. See {Hight}, {Hete}.]

1. To command; to enjoin. [Obs.] --Piers Plowman.

2. To promise. [Obs.] --Chaucer.

3. To be called; to be named. [Obs.]

There as I was wont to hote Arcite, Now hight I Philostrate, not worth a mite. --Chaucer.

From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 [gcide]:

Hight \Hight\, verb (used with an object) & i. [imp. {Hight}, {Hot}, p. p. {Hight}, {Hote} (?), {Hoten} (?). See {Hote}.] [OE. heiten, highten, haten, hoten; also hight, hatte, hette, is called, was called, AS. h[=a]tan to call, name, be called, to command, promise; also h[=a]tte is called, was called; akin to G. heissen to call, be called, bid, Goth. haitan to call, in the passive, to be called.]

1. To be called or named. [Archaic & Poetic.]

Note: In the form hight, it is used in a passive sense as a present, meaning is called or named, also as a preterite, was called or named. This form has also been used as a past participle. See {Hote}.

The great poet of Italy, That highte Dante. --Chaucer.

Bright was her hue, and Geraldine she hight. --Surrey.

Entered then into the church the Reverend Teacher. Father he hight, and he was, in the parish. --Longfellow.

Childe Harold was he hight. --Byron.

2. To command; to direct; to impel. [Obs.]

But the sad steel seized not where it was hight Upon the child, but somewhat short did fall. --Spenser.

3. To commit; to intrust. [Obs.]

Yet charge of them was to a porter hight. --Spenser.

4. To promise. [Obs.]

He had hold his day, as he had hight. --Chaucer.

From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) [wn]:



1: used of physical heat; having a high or higher than desirable temperature or giving off heat or feeling or causing a sensation of heat or burning; "hot stove"; "hot water"; "a hot August day"; "a hot stuffy room"; "she's hot and tired"; "a hot forehead" [ant: {cold}]

2: characterized by violent and forceful activity or movement; very intense; "the fighting became hot and heavy"; "a hot engagement"; "a raging battle"; "the river became a raging torrent" [syn: {hot}, {raging}]

3: extended meanings; especially of psychological heat; marked by intensity or vehemence especially of passion or enthusiasm; "a hot temper"; "a hot topic"; "a hot new book"; "a hot love affair"; "a hot argument" [ant: {cold}]

4: (color) bold and intense; "hot pink"

5: sexually excited or exciting; "was hot for her"; "hot pants"

6: recently stolen or smuggled; "hot merchandise"; "a hot car"

7: very fast; capable of quick response and great speed; "a hot sports car"; "a blistering pace"; "got off to a hot start"; "in hot pursuit"; "a red-hot line drive" [syn: {blistering}, {hot}, {red-hot}]

8: wanted by the police; "a hot suspect"

9: producing a burning sensation on the taste nerves; "hot salsa"; "jalapeno peppers are very hot" [syn: {hot}, {spicy}]

10: performed or performing with unusually great skill and daring and energy; "a hot drummer"; "he's hot tonight"

11: very popular or successful; "one of the hot young talents"; "cabbage patch dolls were hot last season"

12: very unpleasant or even dangerous; "make it hot for him"; "in the hot seat"; "in hot water"

13: newest or most recent; "news hot off the press"; "red-hot information" [syn: {hot}, {red-hot}]

14: having or bringing unusually good luck; "hot at craps"; "the dice are hot tonight"

15: very good; often used in the negative; "he's hot at math but not so hot at history"

16: newly made; "a hot scent"

17: having or showing great eagerness or enthusiasm; "hot for travel"

18: of a seeker; very near to the object sought; "you are hot"

19: having or dealing with dangerously high levels of radioactivity; "hot fuel rods"; "a hot laboratory"

20: charged or energized with electricity; "a hot wire"; "a live wire" [syn: {hot}, {live}]

21: marked by excited activity; "a hot week on the stock market"

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